One Life to Live Update Wednesday 9/26/01
Ben, Natalie, Jessica and Seth
Before she can leave, Ben closes the door, and tells Natalie that they have a problem. She tells him she was just going to the carriage house to do some more work. Ben tells her she isn't going anywhere with what she has in her purse. At that point Jessica and Seth arrive. Ben tells Jessica that her friend has been playing her. He goes on to say that she's actually been playing all of us. He looks at Natalie and asks her if she wants to tell Jessica about what she's been up to, or does she want him to do it? Natalie denies having done anything, and Ben is very angry. He tells her that her lies won't work anymore. Jessica asks what is going on, and Ben tells her that he caught her in their bedroom. He says at first he felt sorry for her, but after she left the room he noticed a drawer open that is always closed and locked. He says that a diamond emerald bracelet that he gave Vickie for her birthday was missing. He says that it was there the last time he looked and now it's gone. Suddenly Jessica stops Ben and presents a box. She says that it is the bracelet, and goes on to say that her mom called and asked Jessica to get the clasp fixed on it. Ben apologizes profusely to Natalie. The phone rings, and Jessica goes to answer it. She returns and tells Ben that it is Crossroads. He apologizes again to Natalie and goes in the sitting room to take the call. Jessica tells Natalie that Ben had no right to act the way he did, and asks them to wait there. She then goes in the sitting room, where Ben is, and closes the door behind her. After Jessica leaves, Natalie says that was soooo close. Seth tells her that it was cool how Jessica came to Natalie's defense. Natalie doesn't pay any attention to the comment. Seth asks her if she really was stealing, and Natalie tells him that she got exactly what they need, and that there will be no stopping them now. Ben hangs up from his telephone call, and talks to Jessica. Jessica is angry at the way Ben treated Natalie, and Ben says that he jumped to the wrong conclusion. Jessica says it was partially her fault, that she should have closed and locked the drawer back, but she didn't think Ben would notice. Ben tells her that he'll apologize to Natalie again if Jessica thinks it will help. Jessica says that she's not sure if Natalie will ever talk to her again. Ben says that he doesn't trust Natalie, that he's paranoid. But he tells Jessica that it's him, not Natalie. Jessica tells him that Natalie is her friend and that she trusts her with anything in the house.
Sam, Nora, Troy and Matthew
Sam goes to Nora's house and leaves her a note telling her to call him the second she gets home. He says it's about Troy McGuyver. On the front of the note, Sam writes "Urgent". He places it in front of a picture of Nora and Matthew, and places a flower in front of the note. Meanwhile, Matthew is unconscious in the park, and Troy tries to check him, but Nora tells him to stay away from her son. Troy tells Nora to let go and to trust him. He says he can help her son. She lets him. Troy checks Matthews breathing and pulse. They are fine. Soon Matthew opens his eyes, and Troy asks him what hurts. Matthew says his shoulder does. Troy turns to Nora and asks for her permission to treat Matthew. Nora lets him, and Troy discovers that Matthew's shoulder is dislocated. With Nora's help, he puts it back in place. Matthew tells him afterwards, that it doesn't hurt anymore. Troy checks his neck and legs, and has Matthew squeeze his hands, and everything is fine. He uses his cell phone to call the ER, saying that they are coming in, as he wants to run a test, since Matthew was unconscious. Nora thanks him. Matthew tells Nora that "that dr. man is nice". After placing the note on the table, Sam places some balloons in the room, and takes out a banner that says "Welcome Back" and starts to put it up. Lindsey walks in the open door while he's doing that. She says she saw Sam's car and decided to stop by. Sam tells her to leave, but Lindsey tells him they need to talk about Jen and Cristian. He says that he has nothing to say to her. He is sarcastic to her, and laughs at her. Lindsey tells him that "that boy is headed for a fall, I guarantee it". Sam turns and says "You guarantee it? What have you done now?" Lindsey tells Sam that she didn't do anything, she just means that Jen will realize what a low-life Cristian is, and get rid of him. Sam tells her that Cristian is not a low-life. Lindsey accidentally mentions Nora, and Sam asks her if she's seen Nora. Lindsey avoids the question, and finally Sam says, forget it, I'll find her myself. Lindsey continues on about Cristian, and Sam tells her that whether she likes it or not, Jen and Cristian are a couple, and that Jen has his blessing. He goes on to tell Lindsey that he'll never forgive her for trying to break Cristian and Jen up. Suddenly he puts his hand up for Lindsey to be quiet, saying that Nora left him a message. After hanging up, he leads Lindsey out the door. She asks where they are going, and he says he doesn't care where she's going, that he's going to the park to find Nora. Meanwhile, Nora and Troy are at the hospital with Matthew. Matthew goes with the nurse, after Troy orders some tests. Nora tells Matthew that she's not going anywhere, that she'll be right there. After Matthew, Troy and the nurse leave, Melanie approaches Nora, and asks about Matthew. Nora tells her that Troy helped Matthew. In the examining room, the nurse tells Troy that the tests he ordered weren't routine, and asks if he suspects something. All Troy says is that after the tests are run, the results should be given to him, personally. While Troy checks out Matthew, Nora watches from the doorway. She starts to remember the conversation she and Troy had about his leaving, before Matthew's accident. After Sam leaves Nora's house, she calls him and leaves another message, saying that she and Matthew are "out", and asking him to call her, that it's important. She hangs up and talks to Melanie again, briefly, about Troy. She then cracks the door to the examining room again, and smiles to herself at how well Troy is handling Matthew. Melanie leaves, and Troy then comes out of the examining room. He tells Nora that they need to talk. She tells him yes we do. Troy tells Nora that Matthew is fine. He tells her to go say hi to him, and he will go write the discharge order, and then she can take him home. Nora goes into the examining room with Matthew, and tells him she's going to take him home pretty soon. During their talk, Matthew asks Nora if Troy can be his doctor. Nora stammers, and then tells Matthew that she loves him, and to wait right there and she'll be right back. She goes out and speaks with Melanie. Nora asks her if she knows where Troy went, and Melanie tells her that he just left the hospital and she's not sure where he went. Sam goes to the park, and looks for Nora. He is by the swings, and starts to remember the last confrontation he had with Troy, about Nora's picture. He pulls out his cell phone and leaves Nora a message telling her that he got her message about the park, but that he must have missed her. He tells her to give him a call, and hangs up. A police officer in the park approaches Sam. He knows Sam, and asks him if his son is ok. Sam asks what he means, and the police officer says that he saw Nora, Troy and Matthew leaving the park, and it looked like Matthew might have been hurt. Sam goes to the hospital, and Nora assures him everything is fine. He asks her if Troy hurt Matthew. Nora tells him no, that Matthew swung too high and fell. She says that Troy helped Matthew. Sam starts to calm down, and then asks what Troy was doing in the park...following her? Nora says that Troy was right, Sam is suspicious. Sam tells Nora that Troy is playing games. She tells him that she's been traveling all day, and is stressed out about Matthew and doesn't want to argue about this. Sam agrees. He goes to see Matthew. Nora goes to use the phone, and she calls Troy's house. She thanks him for everything he did for Matthew when he was at the hospital. She also tells him that there was one other thing that she wanted to talk to him about. She tells him that he left her with quite a decision to make about his leaving town. She tells him that she has made that decision now. She says that she can't asks him to leave town, that it's not fair. He says "well I guess I'm staying". She says "I guess I'll see you around from time to time" and he tells her "I hope so Nora". They then hang up.
RJ, Keith, Cristian and Jen
While Jen talks to Melanie at the hospital, someone in a black ski mask jumps Cristian in the parking area. The man hits Cristian over the head with a pipe and knocks him unconscious. Cristian starts to come to, and the man who jumped him grabs him and asks him "how are you feeling amigo"? He tells Cristian he has a message for him. He then kicks Cristian while he's down. Cristian starts to fight back, and is able to get up. He knocks the man to the ground. Cristian continues to struggle with the man, and asks who he is and why he's after him. He asks what the message was. Jen discovers the two fighting, and distracts Cristian. The man gets away before Cristian can see who he was. Cristian tells Jen that someone jumped him, and he thinks he knows why. He thinks it was because he had all that money on him. He finds the pipe that the man hit him with. Jen is concerned for Cristian, but he says he's fine. He tells Jen he's going to have to call the cops. He laughs and Jen asks why. He says he'd like to see that guys face when he takes off the ski mask. After the fight with Cristian, Keith goes to RJ's house. He has a black eye. He is angry. He tells RJ that he'll finish the job. RJ says he thinks he needs someone else. Keith raises his voice, and says "I told you i will take care of him, and I will". RJ asks him if he's sure he can handle Vega, and Keith tells him that his girlfriend ruined it, that's all. Next time he'll be begging to leave town. He then goes out the door. Outside of RJ's door, Keith pulls out a gun, and says "No one plays me for a fool, Cristian Vega...you're a dead man".